Taj Gibson is the top option as Chicago hosts the traveling Celtics this evening. Markieff Morris is projected 28.93 FanDuel points to lead the position ahead of Gibson, Nikola Mirotic, and Amir Johnson. The position is thin across all tiers with limited potential from even the top names. Gibson offers the strongest value as a regular contributor in the Bulls frontcourt. Owners can find a handful of playable names with a handful of salvageable punt options.
Nikola Jokic has now cemented himself as one of the Elite two way players in the league over the past two months. Jokic is the focal point of Denver’s offense and defense as they climb back to the .500 mark. He struggled on the offensive end with 15 points on 6-19 shooting, though he added 4 assists. His defensive presence remains constant as he grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked 4 shots. Jokic was against the top scorer with 45.8 FanDuel points to lead all power forwards.
Marquese Chriss was one of Phoenix’s starters who found exceptional success against a poor Lakers squad. Chriss played only 25 minutes as the Suns finished with 137 points in the blowout victory. He scored 15 points himself on 4-11 shooting as he proved to be extremely efficient at the free throw line. Adding 8 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks, he helped anchor a strong effort on his own end of the floor. Chriss played well above his price level with a 8.81 value that stood as the top mark for the position.
Dirk Nowitzki showed a flash of what he has left in the tank with a strong performance against the Pistons on Wednesday. Nowitzki recorded a double-double in 30 minutes of action. He scored 24 points on 9-19 shooting (4-6 3PT) while also collecting 10 rebounds. His impact on the defensive end was surprising, though limited, as he finished with 1 steal and 1 block. Nowitzki played as one of the best options at the position with a 7.5 value that ranked second among power forwards.
High Tier Pick ($8,500 – $7,000)
Markieff Morris – $7400 – 28.93 Points
Markieff Morris stands in as the number one High tier option with a 27.21 fantasy average each night. The Wizards will be facing the Pacers on the road this evening. Indiana has been good average the position as they rank 15th versus opposing power forwards. Morris offers fair production for the Wizards as a capable stretch four that creates room for the team’s pick and roll offense. His value comes at a limited ceiling, though his strong floor makes for predictable production. The Pacers have seen consistent struggles on the glass which offers heightened opportunity for Morris this evening.
Low Tier ( -$5,000)
Taj Gibson – $4600 – 24.44 Points
Taj Gibson is one of the better Low tier options available this evening with a 23.05 fantasy average this year. Chicago faces Boston at the United Center tonight. The Celtics offer a poor matchup as they rank 8th against opposing power forwards. Gibson has become a consistent value option given his starting role for the Bulls. The team’s interior play has been lacking on the offensive end, though they have been dominant on defense. His limited offensive arsenal has created a lack of faith in regards to his scoring potential, though he offers safe value as a rebounder and defender.
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